COVID-19 Response: One year Into the Challenge

A year into the pandemic the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) reflects on the collective journey of its team members.

Dr. Mohan Suntha, president and CEO, begins with this message:

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't over, but we take this moment to look back over the past year as we move forward.

After more than a year of meeting all the challenges the pandemic has brought to us, we are more hopeful than ever...

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COVID-19 Response: March 2020 - March 2021

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From Chaos to Coordination

One year after COVID-19 appeared in Maryland, the spread of the virus is beginning to slow down as more people get vaccinated.

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World Leaders in Vaccine Development

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is conducting clinical trials for three COVID-19 vaccines.

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Deploying the Right Stuff to Battle COVID

As an academic health system excelling in both critical care and community health, UMMS gives COVID-19 patients their best chance at survival.

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Ingenuity to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UMMS staff creatively solved problems with each surge that hit our state.

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Mobilizing for the Surge of Patients

Across UMMS, our focused dedication ensured patients had access to quality care every day of the pandemic.

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Amid the Pandemic, Continuing Care for Everything Else

In the early days of the pandemic, people who did not have COVID-19 weighed the benefits of going to the doctor for a real issue against the risk of catching the virus.

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Springing Forward

New life emerged during the pandemic. For the rest of their lives, several thousand babies born in Maryland will have an origin story of springing into the world during a pandemic.

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The Birth Experience

The pandemic has affected the birth experience for healthy patients. Visitor restrictions allowed only one person with the expectant mother at delivery.

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Nurses and Doctors Had Babies Too!

Many COVID-positive pregnant patients were also nurses, physicians and other staff who work on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Pregnant Patients in the ICU

While many pregnant women with COVID-19 have been able to recover at home or in community hospitals, the most seriously ill are usually transferred to UMMC because of its high-level intensive care.

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Updated 3/22/2021


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